Rudys -> Max Pains -> Back Pains -> Low Mackenzie Cruise

Pemberton

Pembys best blue trails.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
17 km
Ascent
895 m
Descent
895 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
203 m
High Point
1 km
Gradient
12˚
Rudys -> Max Pains -> Back Pains -> Low Mackenzie Cruise Map

On this ride you'll get to rail some of the best corners in the Sea to Sky!

Description

Climb up from the Mackenzie basin parking lot all the way up to Middle Earth. From here, you will take some technical singletrack up past some phenomenal views of the Pemberton Valley.

The descent starts with some blue singletrack before a short pedally section brings you out onto some rocks. Pause here to admire the valley before dropping down some short rock features and then into possibly some of the best long sweeping corners that the Sea to Sky has to offer. The speed is high and flows well from one into the next before bringing you out onto the Fire road at the top of Overnight Sensation.

To keep the descent blue, you will traverse this road and up to the exit of the Nimby. Take this down for a short section before you reach a ski on a tree. This is the start of Max Pains, which continues the theme of fast flowy bermed corners. This connects you directly into Back Pains for a fast descent all the way down to Waco. Towards the bottom, there are a series of fun jumps, including an optional creek jump!

Once at Waco, you will connect this to lower Mackensie cruise to bring you all the way to the valley floor. Enjoy the pleasant pedal next to the river all the way back to the car! Best done in the spring or the fall when the dirt is tacky and the temperatures are a little lower.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and November

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Gap Jumps
  • Tabletops

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